Buchanan, Michigan — Scott Douglas launched into the 2011 Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL season the same way he closed out the 2010 season—with a decisive win at the Red Bud MX season opener on Memorial Day weekend.

The win came after torrential rains forced the race to be canceled on Saturday because the track was too sloppy to allow emergency equipment access to sections of the hilly natural terrain circuit. Racers and TORC Series officials were determined to get at least one round of Pro racing in for the hardcore Red Bud MX fans.

With another major thunderstorm on the radar, the Red Bud track crew worked feverishly to groom the track for racing on Sunday. TORC adjusted the schedule and put the Pro 4 trucks out on the track first since four-wheel-drive was going to be an advantage in the super muddy conditions. Without practice or qualifying time on the new racetrack, veteran drivers like Douglas had an advantage with their ability to read the terrain and surface conditions.

Crandon, WI (May 23, 2011) – After mother nature cancelled the MORR Test Day at Crandon the previous two Saturdays, the weather cooperated as twenty seven Sportsman off-road racers were able to put in some much needed pre-season test laps. The day started sunny with above normal temperatures. There was a threat of rain for later in the day, so Crandon track official Fay Statzney, had the first group of racers off line at 9:30 a.m.

The twenty seven racers were split into three groups, and each group had three opportunities to practice on the track. The competitors represented seven of the eight TORC Sportsman classes.

The day went smoothly with only three trucks needing assistance to get back to the pit area. Just as the final group finished their third track session, the rain came ending a perfect day of testing.